Acoustic Guitar Meeting, Sarzana, Italy, May 24, 2013

This is months late, but I just got the photos from the Acoustic Guitar Meeting in Sarzana, Italy. Sarzana is a beautiful, atmospheric town sitting close to the border between Liguria and Tuscany, not far from Cinque Terre or Pisa. The Acoustic Guitar Meeting is Italy’s biggest guitar event of the year, and I performed […]

Taiwanese Fan Photo from October CA Tour

I did a guitar workshop at JAM’s Music in Dublin, CA in October, and met Ricky Pan there. He had come from Taiwan to spend several weeks in the US attending fingerstyle-centric events, ranging from the Walnut Valley Festival and US National Fingerstyle Competition to my humble workshop in Dublin. He brought me a good […]

Wildwood Sounds, Del Norte, CO, Sunday, November 10, 2013

A wonderful end to a quick four-shows-in-four-nights swing through the Front Range of Colorado, with concerts in Arvada at Olde Towne Pickin’ Parlor, Colorado Springs at Black Rose Acoustic Society, Cañon Rose in Cañon City, and finally my first visit to Del Norte (under a local alert to boil all drinking water!) for a great […]

Spittal an Drau, Austria, April 2013

I’m posting two months after the show, because I just got a CD filled with great photos from my favorite Austrian venue, in Spittal an Drau, where I played as part of the Guitarena series run by Hartwig Weiher. I taught a workshop for a group of Hartwig’s friends on Thursday, and did the show […]

Lech Valley, Austria, May 3, 2013

This was the scene of my final concert in Austria, in the incredible Lech Valley in western Austria’s portion of the Alps. I included 2 scenery shots, one from my lodging in Martinau, and one about 600 meters above the town from mid-hike on my day off. A place to come back to, for many […]

Premariacco, Italy, April 22, 013

My first concert in Italy was near Udine, at a great restaurant called Il Piccolo Restaurant di San Mauro. After 14 concerts in eighteen days in 3 countries, I now head for Padova for 4 days of R and R, before performing in Vicenza, Italy, and Innsbruck and Lech, Austria in late April and early […]

Zwiefalten, Germany, April 16, 2013

I have done 10 shows so far in Germany, and one in Austria, and many of the promised photos have yet to materialize, but the kind folks from Zweifalten sent me a couple from my show there on Tuesday, April 16. The tour goes well, winter has turned suddenly to summer, and I’m working my […]

Acoustic Guitar Magazine profiles Chris in April, 2013 Issue!

Acoustic Guitar magazine’s April 2013 edition begins with Andrew DuBrock’s interview with Chris about his music style and techniques, his arranging prowess, and his new CD, Close and Personal Friends. There is a companion web piece in which Chris performs his striking medley of Scottish jigs from the new CD, “A Scarce o’ Tatties” and […]

Halfway, OR, 2/10/13, at tour’s end

There couldn’t have been a better way to end my nine-shows-in-ten-days tour in Idaho, Washington and Oregon than to visit old friends and the Presbyterian Church in Halfway, OR for the final show. Steve Backstrom from Hells Canyon Journal took the photo, and also helped me make the connection once again with Penny and the […]

Acoustic Guitar Magazine- February 2013

Acoustic Guitar magazine’s Senior Editor, Teja Gerken, selected Chris’s new release, Close and Personal Friends,” as one of the magazine’s “Essential Acoustic CD’s for 2012.” The article is available online here. Great news, and high praise from the Bible of acoustic magazines. Chris also did an interview and video lesson for Acoustic Guitar, featuring his […]

Castoro Cellars Concert, October 27, 2012

Beautiful setting, and great audience for my first visit to Castoro Cellars. Great single vineyard Castoro Cellars Primitivo, too! Thanks to everyone at Castoro, to Sonnie at KCBX in San Luis Obispo, and to Elisabeth from SLO Folks, who brought me also to Coalesce Book Store in Morro Bay that Friday evening and hosted me […]

Review of “Close and Personal Friends” Nov. 2012

Review in “Minor 7th” online guitar magazine- Chris Proctor, Close and Personal Friends, 2012 Years ago, when fingerstyle guitar first captured my imagination, I heard Chris Proctor. Clean lines, deft playing, inventive arrangements and clearly articulated voices. I was instantly hooked. Fast-forward some 20 years, and Chris Proctor continues to create magic on both six […]